This is pretty cool. A
recruitment ad for the U.S. Air Force appeared in the March 1961 issue of American
Modeler magazine showing the type of precision approach radar (PAR) that
I worked on while in the service. It was part of the
Control Central system which was a mobile combat unit consisting of airport surveillance
radar (ASR) and PAR primary radar, a TPX−42 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) synthetic
radar, an AN/GPA−131 data mapper, and AN/ARC−? VHF/UHF radios. Alignment of the
display for glide slope (top) and course line (bottom), and mile markers, was a
complicated procedure involving twisting multiple interdependent control knobs until
the sweeps met with a template. It was not a raster type sweep like a vintage CRT
television, but like an old fashioned oscilloscope sweep instead where x-y data
was fed to the deflection coils along with an intensity signal.
U.S. Air Force Ad
fifty feet above
glide path ...
rate of descent ...
you are now
on glide path ...
touchdown point ...
You May Handle A Situation Like This ...
If you measure up to the Aerospace Team
The man in command of this situation is an Air Force Ground Control Approach
Radar Technician. And those "blips" on the glide paths of his radar screen represent
an aircraft coming down blind through bad weather. This is the kind of man whose
dependable skill and calm judgment make him a key member of the Aerospace Team ...
he is the kind of man who can meet the qualifications of the U. S. Air Force.
Are you that man?
As a trained and experienced Air Force technician, you will have an opportunity
to build a career for yourself in the Aerospace Age - the age of air and space travel.
Such a career offers you valuable training and education, steady advancement and
an assured future.
If you are the kind of young man who could learn to handle situations of increasing
responsibilities, we of the Air Force would like to talk to you. If you are interested,
just clip and mail this coupon.
U.S. Air Force
There's a place for tomorrow's leaders on the Aerospace Team
Paste Coupon on Postcard and Mail to:
Airman Information, Dept. HM13, Box 7608, Washington 4, D. C.
Please send me more information on my opportunities in the U.S. Air Force. I
am between the ages of 17-34 and reside in U.S.A. or possessions.
City ___________________ Zone _______ County _______ State _______
Posted September 25, 2021